Nowadays, we see in many medical students a real demotivation whatever the discipline involved. This has disastrous effects in the student world resulting in a lack of interest in courses on the one hand but also the abandonment of medical studies on the other.The objective of this work was to identify the motivation factors of anatomy students of first and second years, determine the different types of motivation, assess the degree of motivation, and make recommendations to improve the motivation of anatomy students particularly, and generally during medical studies.In this context, we conducted a cross-sectional and descriptive study with L2 and L3 medical students at Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis in the 2021/2021 academic year.We collected 135 questionnaires from 153 students, giving a response rate of 88.2%. Most respondents were male. The overall degree of motivation was 77.85% with no significant difference between the two sexes.Motivation is probably the most important factor that teachers can target to improve learning. A better understanding of the determinants and indicators of motivation could, to some extent, improve medical student training.
Motivation, Medical student, Anatomy, Improving learning.